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UEA frustrated by slow talks

UEA members at the University of Minnesota Duluth and Crookston have been working without a contract since June, and the union says the institutions are dragging their feet on negotiations for a new one.The membership met recently, said Elizabethada Wright,

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Unions condemn Leppink ouster

Minnesota Senate Republicans rejected the confirmation of Gov. Tim Walz’s commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry 18 months into her term, in a show of legislative muscle that Walz called a “petty political move.”The Minnesota AFL-CIO issued a

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CLB votes on endorsements in online screening

The process was new to many, but it worked: The Duluth Central Labor Body screened several candidates for upcoming races and made recommendations for endorsement earlier this month, all on an online platform. First up was Pat Boyle, the incumbent

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House passes PRO Act; Stauber votes ‘no’

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill last week to strengthen protections for workers trying to join together in a union. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act would create new penalties for employers who illegally intimidate or

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CLB supports accepting refugees

Days after Beltrami County became the first county in Minnesota to refuse consent for refugee settlement, St. Louis County commissioners tabled the same resolution at its meeting earlier this month. Meanwhile, the Duluth Central Labor Body unanimously approved its own

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